Home Project Get A Step Up On Things With This Handy Little Kitchen Or Shop Accessory
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Step Stool Illustration by Mike Del Rizzo We've all been there, standing on our tiptoes, stretching for all we're worth trying to reach an item on the top shelf.Or worse yet, we reach, while perched precariously on the edge of a chair.
With this handy step stool you'll be able to step up and reach for the top with confidence.This stool also makes a great companion to the Kitchen Island Table (Dec/Jan '07, Issue #45).Originally I had planned on using screws with plugs on this project, but the two structural joints in the stool are in end grain, and screws driven into end grain have very little holding power.
To ensure joints that are strong enough for years of use, I've used dowels to assemble the parts of this project.A dowelling jig assures that everything fits together perfectly.If you choose another method, adjust the instructions accordingly.
I wanted a rigid stool that would not deflect under weight, so I used stock that was 1 ⅛" thick, milling it down to ⅞".With careful layout I was able to get all the pieces from one 8" x 8' board.If you don't have access to wide stock, glue up narrower...